Oct 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
by telling you the federal government will be open tomorrow. things are starting to get back to normal in these parts. let's get a look at the latest power numbers as we speak. the worst is sll in northern virginia. more than 72,000 dominion customers currently without power. and another 10,000 novak customers powerless. fewer than 10,000 pepco customers are now without power. that's the good news. 54,000 bg & e customers in our area out of luck. most in anne arundel county. and making a lot of progress, now fewer than 1,000 customers are affected as we speak. now the rails. metro has resumed schedule. trains and buses are running. they will operate on a normal weekday schedule starting tomorrow. now for the airlines. also starting to resume flights. delta and air tran have started flying in and out of national airport. air traffic is starting to come back at bwi and dulles. as for the schools. montgomery county, prince george's county, fairfax county, open tomorrow. d.c. public planning to have all schools ready to go but they are still inspecting buildings for leaks and flood damage.
Nov 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
transportation service, limited cell phone svice is now a problem in sandy's wake. the federal government said power outages and flooding have forced more than 20% of cell tower sites to shut down in ten northeastern states. that's led to millions of dropped cell phone calls. new york and new jersey have the largest number of outages right now. mobile cell phone carriers, including sprint, verizon and at&t say they're working to restore service just as quickly as possible. >> while thousands of people try to figure out their next steps after this storm, stories of resilience and human kindness are also emerging. more on sandy, ruin and recovery, coming up tonight in a special edition of "rock center." that's at 10:00 here on nbc 4. >>> developing at this hour, the suspect in a series of stafford county pipe bombings is under arrest in montana. the stafford county sheriff's department said 25-year-old laurence stewart ii threw pipe bombs at police when they tried to pull him over today. stewart also had a handgun. but police eventually caught him after a foot chase. he's now facing multiple cha
Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm EDT
to continue to work. state government is here. we're coordinating with fema and i want to thank you, mr. fewgate for being here. and we will move on from here. what i said yesterday i really mean. there's got to be sorrow, and you see that and the president has seen that today in the faces of a lot of the folks he's met. that sorrow is appropriate. we've suffered some loss. luckily, we haven't suffered that much loss of life, and we thank god for that. but this is the worst form that i've seen in my lifetime in the state. but we cannot permit that sorrow to replace the resilience that i know all the people of new jersey have. so we'll get up and rebuild and put things back together because that's what this state is about. i met a bunch of you today who disregarded my admonition to get the hell out of here, you are forgiven this time. you look to your right or left to your husband or wife, son or daughter, those are the things that can't be replaced. so i want to thank you for being here today, and it's my honor to introduce to you all the president of the united states. [ applause ] >>
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
unlicensed contractor. he insists the government data base is wrong. >> i am licensed. >> when he checked, there is no license on file for you or your company. >> okay. well, when i bring my paperwork down, we'll see otherwise. >> reporter: he said he'd show investigators proof the next day. but didn't. >> do you have a business card? >> reporter: look, many contractors do play by the rules. frank checked this one on the roof. fully licensed. >> i'm glad somebody showed up and checked my credentials, verified i was licensed. >> what do you make of the unlicensed contractors? >> reporter: officials say some unlicensed contractors even walk down the street going door to door, luring you in with low, low prices. and when your front yard looks like this, or actually any of the homes on this block, you're desperate. how do you say no? >> it hurts. i am in a hole. >> reporter: dorothy o'brien got a flyer in her door in august for tree repair from this man, eric moyer. she says she paid him $1,600 in cash up front but he never did the job. >> they were only here one day. they never came back aga